About this film

Musher reveals the bond that four women have with their dogs and their devotion to the world of sled-dog racing. We meet 63year-old champ, Martha Schouweiler; 13year-old up-and-comer Kelsey Beaber, author and Iditarodbound vet Blair Braverman; and veterinarian Dr. Alex LaPlante. As the racers— and the community— prepare for the CopperDog 150 race, based in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s U.P., the film provides intimate insight into the mushing community and demonstrates how women influence the sport. Michigan premiere.  

AFTER THE FILM: The post-film discussion following both screenings will include members of the filmmaking team. The Friday conversation will be led by Free Press reporter Jamie LaReau and the Saturday screening will be led by Rob St. Mary, local culture writer and radio journalist.

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WHEN + WHERE

RUSH LINE ONLY
6:30 p.m. Fri., April 29, Birmingham 8 Powered by Emagine (Theater 2)

5:30 p.m. Sat., April 30, Michigan Science Center (Planetarium)

Available virtually

FILM CREDITS

Directors:
Anuradha Rana, Laurie Little
 

Writers: 

Cinematographers:
B. Rich, Justin Jones
 

Editors:
Nick Nummerdor, Sharon Zurek
 

Producers:
B. Rich, Anuradha Rana, Laurie Littl
 

Country of origin:
USA
 

Year:
2021
 

Running time:
1 hour, 10 minutes
 

Festival highlights:
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival